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  • Billionaire joins battle for NASA launch pad Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Space Shuttle Discovery atop the crawler transporter from the vehicle assembly building to Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

    Billionaire Jeff Bezos joined the space race when he backed Blue Origin, a previously low-profile company that is now waiting to hear if it can take over a former NASA launch pad.

  • United Technologies profit rises on Goodrich buyout Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 7:06 AM ET
    Visitors look at a PurePower PW1500 aircraft engine manufactured by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

    United Technologies, the largest maker of elevators and air conditioners, reported higher net income, helped mostly by its buyout of aircraft parts manufacturer Goodrich.

  • Cramer: This stock is set for a break-out Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    General Electric's improving margins and strength from its sector signals that the conglomerate will be moving much higher from here, said Cramer Friday.

  • No pilot, no problem: Navy drone lands on carrier Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 6:02 PM ET
    An X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator performs a "touch and go" May 17, 2013 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. An aircraft does not stop moving during a touch and go. Wednesday's landing will attempt a full stop.

    The X-47B will take off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland and, if all goes according to plan, will be captured on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Virginia.

  • Unmanned Airplane Lands Successfully Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:58 PM ET
    Unmanned Airplane Lands Successfully

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the X-47B has successfully landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush.

  • Naval Aviation's 'Game Changer' Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    Naval Aviation's 'Game Changer'

    Some are calling the X-47B a "game changer." CNBC's Jane Wells reports the X-47B is being launched today to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush.

  • Flight Delays Mount After Asiana Crash at SFO Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    Passengers line up to check in at San Francisco International on July 6, after the crash of Asiana Flight 214.

    Travelers likely will be experiencing a few more days of delays as airlines cope with inclement weather and the ripple effect of the Asiana Airlines crash. NBC News reports.

  • San Francisco Crash Spoils Record of Safest Aircraft Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 11:36 PM ET
    A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

    The crash of a South Korean airliner in San Francisco on Saturday with more than 300 people on board dampens the safety record of one of the world's safest aircraft and an airline with a clean sheet of 20 years.

  • Cramer: 'How Can You NOT Own This Stock?' Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    Boeing is a best-in-class stock with great management and competitive position, CNBC's Jim Cramer said.

  • Ryanair CEO: We're Europe's Southwest Airlines Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 3:18 PM ET

    Large European airlines can't "walk straight and chew gum at the same time"—creating an opening for Ryanair to grab more short-haul share, CEO Michael O'Leary told CNBC.

  • Sneak Peak At Paris Air Show Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 1:48 PM ET
    Sneak Peak At Paris Air Show

    There is a level of optimism at the Paris Air Show that hasn't been there in years, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Boeing CEO: 'Highly Confident' in 787 Battery Fix Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 8:33 AM ET
    United Airlines 787 Boeing Dreamliner

    The FAA did "everything right" in the dealing with the battery issues that grounded Boeing's new Dreamliner for months, the aircraft maker's chairman and CEO James McNerney tells CNBC.

  • Why Analyst 'Favors' Boeing Over Airbus Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:44 AM ET
    Why Analyst 'Favors' Boeing Over Airbus

    Carter Copeland, Barclays Capital analyst, discusses the competition between Boeing's 787 and Airbus' A350 aircraft.

  • BAE Must Adjust its Cost Base: New Chairman Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
    The British Union Jack flag flies alongside the BAE flag

    U.K. aerospace giant BAE Systems must adjust its cost-base, according to newly appointed chairman, Roger Carr.

  • Sunny Skies Ahead: Boeing Raises Jetliner Forecast Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Boeing 787 Dreamliiner

    Boeing upgraded its 20-year forecast for airplane demand as aerospace firms heading to next week's Paris Air Show look beyond the financial crisis to pin their hopes on Asia.

  • Pentagon Needs to Acquire Private Sector Know-how Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    F-35 Lightning II

    The Pentagon needs to follow the private sector's lead on acquisitions, particularly when it comes to critical information technology, says one lawmaker.

  • Does Your Home Insurance Cover Asteroids? Friday, 31 May 2013 | 11:57 AM ET
    Does Your Home Insurance Cover Asteroids?

    In just a few hours a two-mile wide asteroid will pass right by Earth, if it veers off course and collides with your house, will insurance cover it? CNBC's Jane Wells has the answer.

  • Cramer Gauges the Strength of Defense Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 6:25 PM ET
    Cramer Gauges the Strength of Defense

    The sequester cuts were supposed to hurt defense stocks, but some companies have been rallying higher. Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his top picks in the sector.

  • British Police Arrest Two Men on Pakistan Flight Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:29 AM ET
    Passengers disembark from Pakistan International Airlines flight PK709 bound for Manchester from Lahore, Pakistan, after it was diverted to Stansted Airport, north of London, England, Friday May 24, 2013

    British police arrested two men on a Pakistan International Airlines flight on Friday on suspicion of "endangerment of an aircraft".

  • The Business of Space Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:50 AM ET
    The Business of Space

    CNBC's Tom MacKenzie reports on the appointment of the first ever British astronaut, Major Tim Peake, selected from over 8,000 applicants for a five-month mission in 2015.

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  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • Petraeus Scandal Widens

    A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.

  • Is the Defense Sector the New 'Girls Club?'

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.